2023 Guilford Dialogues Conference
Educational Opportunity and Inclusion
March 16-17, 2023 ∙ Guilford College ∙ Greensboro, N.C.
Registration is now open at this link.
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Meet the 2023 Speakers
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The Guilford Dialogues invites leaders from a cross-section of fields, generations, viewpoints, and regions to Guilford College to consider relevant social problems and strategize on values-based solutions.
The next event will be held March 16-17, 2023. Check out the full schedule. It will explore educational opportunity and inclusion and will draw upon individuals from different areas of the educational spectrum (pre-K, K-12, and higher education) to explore strategies for ensuring equitable education opportunities. The project builds upon the 2022 Guilford Dialogues, which focused on the theme of economic inclusion.
Registration is now open at this link.
This year's panels include:
- Comparative Perspectives on Creating Equitable Educational Opportunities: There are several strategies/practices for creating equitable educational opportunities in different communities. These strategies involved a broad spectrum of actors across public, private, and nonprofit sectors. This panel will introduce what it means to create equitable educational opportunities and why it is important. It will bring together speakers from national and international backgrounds to talk about their influential work in this field. The panelists will highlight the best practices and lessons for creating equitable educational opportunities based on their projects and experiences.
- Models of Partnership — How Can Educational Institutions Partner to Create Opportunities for Students? It is crucial for institutions, whether in k-12 or tertiary education, to partner with actors across different sectors, such as corporations and nonprofits, to create effective educational opportunities for their students. Such partnerships allow institutions to develop innovative possibilities for their students and help them reduce racial achievement gaps. This panel will bring speakers from private, public, and nonprofit sectors who lead different partnership models with educational institutions. The purpose of this panel is to learn from our panelists about their partnership models, what challenges they face and how they overcome them.
- Immigration and Education — Strategies for Supporting Refugee and Undocumented Students: Undocumented and refugee students face challenges that hinder their educational opportunities and achievements. Creating education opportunities for refugee and undocumented students is essential to help build a win-win situation for both students and their communities. First, this panel aims to shed light on the particularity of undocumented and refugee students' education. Second, to introduce some practical strategies that support undocumented and refugees to overcome these barriers.
- Using Media to Share Student Stories — Brief Screenings by Newest Americans and Discussion with Tim Raphael: In the current polarized environment, academic research and fact-based knowledge are often ignored or distorted in rancorous debates. This panel will explore how educational institutions can improve their capacity to amplify their students' voices by sharing their stories. The panelists will explain how educational institutions can partner with storytellers in multiple media (film, photography, journalism, podcasting, etc.) to amplify their research through multimedia storytelling and become effective advocates for a more informed and humane approach to (im)migrants and refugees.
Sponsorship opportunities are being considered now. For more information on how to get involved, contact Ashley Raper, Special Assistant to the President, at 336.316.2055 or email@example.com.
About Guilford College: A private, historic liberal-arts institution founded in 1837, Guilford sits on a charming 300-acre wooded campus in suburban Greensboro, N.C. Its roughly 1,200 students benefit from a 12:1 student-faculty ratio. Following its Quaker roots, Guilford prepares students to become ethical leaders who are ready to contribute to their communities and succeed at work, graduate, or professional school.
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Registration is now open at this link. Fee includes meals and conference materials.
- Holiday Inn Greensboro Airport: 6426 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro, NC 27409
- Click here to book via email or call 336.688.0421 and reference code GUC to book the Guilford rate ($119/night) via phone. Please book by March 1, 2023.
- Courtyard Marriott: 4400 W Wendover Road Greensboro, NC 27407
- Click here to book by Feb. 22, 2023 ($182/night)
- Sleep Inn Airport: 7 Sharps Airpark Court Greensboro, NC 27409
- Click here to book by Feb. 15, 2023 ($149/night)
- Tru by Hilton: 1706 S. 40 Drive Greensboro, NC 27407
- Click here to book by Feb. 13, 2023 .
- Homewood Suites Wendover: 6011 Landmark Center Blvd Greensboro, NC 27407
Parking is available throughout campus, and you do not need a permit. For more information, please refer to this campus parking map.
For more information on how to get involved, contact Ashley Raper, Special Assistant to the President, at 336.316.2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.